Travel and Accommodation
The Mary Valley Heritage Rail provides the following website links for your information.
Travel Information to Gympie
From Brisbane travel north along the Bruce Highway for about two hours (170kms) to Gympie. The distance from Gympie to: Rainbow Beach - 73kms (55mins); Tin Can Bay - 51kms (40mins); Imbil - 41.5kms (36mins); Borumba Dam - 52kms (57mins); Kilkivan - 50kms (40mins); Goomeri - 76kms (55mins); Noosa - 67.5kms (56mins); Maryborough - 88kms (1hr); Hervey Bay - 126kms (1hr 37mins).
Storeyline Tours pick up from hotels/resorts on the Sunshine Coast from Noosa through to Caloundra.
Storeyline Tours operate a full day coach tour which includes a one way journey on The Valley Rattler steam train. For more information phone (07) 5474 1500 or click here (http://www.storeylinetours.com.au/)
Suncoast 1/2 Day Tours
Suncoast Half Day tours pick up from hotels/resorts on the Sunshine Coast from Noosa through to Caloundra. They operate a half day tour which includes a one way journey on the Valley Rattler steam train. For more information phone (07) 5473 9488 or click here ( http://www.tourstogo.com.au/tour/2723-the-valley-rattler-steam-train-tour/ )
Queensland Rail operates regular services from Brisbane, Rockhampton and Cairns to Maryborough West and Gympie North stations, with coach connections to Hervey Bay. Choose from the Tilt Train, a modern style of travel offering wide reclining seats and onboard entertainment, or the more traditional Sunlander or Spirit of the Outback, which have a range of options from economy seating to first class sleeping berths. For more information go to www.traveltrain.com.au or call 1800 872 467.
Greyhound Australia Coaches operate multiple services daily which travel to Gympie, Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach along the route from Brisbane and Cairns.
Click here to view the north bound timetable or here to view the south bound timetable.
For bookings call 1300 GREYHOUND or Book online at www.greyhound.com.au
Gympie Golden City Cabs
National hotline 131 008
Direct bookings 07 3860 1854 or (http://www.131008.com/cgi-bin/cart/book.cgi)
Visitor Information Centres
Find holiday & travel information for Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, Mary Valley, Kilkivan, Goomeri, Gympie & surrounds at one of 3 accredited Visitor Information Centres located along the Bruce Highway at Gympie. The helpful volunteers can provide maps and information about local attractions, accommodation, tours, 4WD hire, dining, markets and events in the Gympie Cooloola region.
For more information call 1800 444 222 or visit (http://www.cooloola.org.au/)
|ACCOMMODATION - GYMPIE|
|Great Eastern Motor Inn|
|Gympie Cooloola Tourism|
|Gympie Pine Villas|
|Lagoon Pocket Bed and Breakfast|
|Mary River Motor Inn|
|Melawondi Spring Retreat|
|Shady Rest Motel|
|The Garden Cottages Gympie|
|Twin Lakes Hotel|
|The Royal Hotel|
|The Gympie Conference Centre - (126KB PDF file opens in a new window)|
|ACCOMMODATION - MARY VALLEY|
|ACCOMMODATION - RAINBOW BEACH|
|The Plantation Resort|
|Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort|
|Rainbow Sands Resort|
|ACCOMMODATION - HERVEY BAY|
|Ramada Hervey Bay|
|Fraser Lodge Holiday Park|
|ACCOMMODATION - QUEENSLAND|
|Dingo Creek Vineyard|
|Gympie Cooloola Tourism - What's On|
|Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum|
|Mary Valley Adventure Trails|
|The Woodworks Museum|
|Brisbane Model Train Show|
|The Workshops Rail Museum|
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